TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Ex-Duquesne football star waives federal drug charge

By Daily News
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 4:16 a.m.
 

A former Duquesne High School football player has waived his right to face a jury on federal drug-related charges.

Shane Brooks, 26, of Duquesne is free on bond after his arraignment Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell in Pittsburgh U.S. District Court.

Brooks will face a non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Terrence F. McVerry. No date has been set.

Brooks was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on one count of conspiring with others to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin between December 2010 and January 2012.

Brooks rushed for nearly 4,000 yards as a running back at South Allegheny and Duquesne high schools.

He attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years on a football scholarship, then transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon Valley service groups, volunteers prepare early Thanksgiving meals
  2. Clairton honors Alderson’s memory
  3. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank ramps up for holiday season
  4. Munhall OKs fire chief
  5. Tractor-trailer overturns, ruptures gas line in West Mifflin
  6. West Homestead switching to CodeRED emergency notification system
  7. White Oak plans repeal of gun law
  8. 3 Steel Valley men face trials in home invasion
  9. U.S. Steel increases commitment to innovation, including Waterfront center
  10. West Mifflin mayor upset over donations ending up with school district
  11. Extra expenses encountered for redevelopment project in Duquesne
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.